USSOCOM has awarded Patriot3 a $10,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with an ordering period of up to 5-years for the acquisition of Jetboots Diver Propulsion Systems (J-DPS), J-DPS spare parts, repair/maintenance, and training. Majority, if not all the work, will be completed at Patriot3’s Fredericksburg, Virginia headquarters, with multiple funding allocations for the Jetboots program being obligated at the time of the award.
Since US Naval Special Warfare and US Army Special Forces Groups have been primarily operating the Jetboots for many years now, the consensus among combat divers who have used Jetboots is that once you get used to them, they are very easy to use and operate. For example, operators can conserve energy and get on target much faster during visit, board, search and seizure missions as well as maritime counterterrorism operations. “You have guys doing 5-[kilometer swims] and using barely any oxygen and more importantly being completely rested and ready to go upon hitting the beach," a retired Green Beret with extensive experience in combat diver operations told Insider. "If we expect our best fighters to go anywhere and do anything, they must be equipped with the most up-to-date technology and equipment."
Over the last decade, Patriot3 has supplied 1,600+ Jetboots Diver Propulsion Systems to military units in over 25 countries. Units around the world have realized the potential of fully geared combat divers equipped with the unprecedented mobility provided by Jetboots. Reconnaissance, subsurface insertions, search and rescue, patrol, and hull inspections are just some of the uses of J-DPS.
The Jetboots system is ANU approved by the U.S. Department of Defense and is compatible with standard issue military dive gear.